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Old 05-13-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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hee hee, well, I don't like beer so that's not a problem...but I do love brats...maybe I'll have to learn how to make my own! ~_^
String cheese and Door County fish boils?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Hmmm...I am looking at Cocke, Unicoi, Carter and Greene...any reason why one would be best? Anyone know how to find out about building codes? I know Cocke and Carter would be OK, but not sure about the other two...
You're not going to find a lot of rules and regulations in any of the TN counties, I'm pretty sure. I live in Knoxville and it is pretty laid back about such stuff. I even have a business here and things are very smooth sailing.

Do you people need jobs? That would be the big concern.

In some of the really rural areas, such as Cocke, you have to be careful to not step on toes. There can be some mighty interesting things that go on in rural Tennessee. You look around the wrong tree and you could find problems. I'm originally from up north, too, and I've never seen such a place where rural can have as much of a criminal element as inner city. It can get weird.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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Thanks for the heads-up =) We pretty much mind out own business, so I think it'll all be cool. That is wonderful to hear that there aren't a lot of regulations in TN!
We will most likely be running our own businesses from home by the time we move to TN, so jobs won't be a problem.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:02 AM
 
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In some of the really rural areas, such as Cocke, you have to be careful to not step on toes. There can be some mighty interesting things that go on in rural Tennessee. You look around the wrong tree and you could find problems. I'm originally from up north, too, and I've never seen such a place where rural can have as much of a criminal element as inner city. It can get weird.
ive heard newport's got its issues with moonshiners and methlabs.. care to mention any other areas plagued by this type of BS so i can cross them off my list?

thanks
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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ive heard newport's got its issues with moonshiners and methlabs.. care to mention any other areas plagued by this type of BS so i can cross them off my list?

thanks
I understand why you wouldnt want to be around meth labs but what exactly do you have against moonshiners? They make an honest living at a dying art/skill.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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from what im reading rural = higher concentration of meth labs so im not sure how youd narrow it down in that reguards, might be worth checking the city data stats on towns and counties your interested in and seeing what the crime stats are...it might give you a better idea of where youd rather not be based on crime levels...
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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You're not going to find a lot of rules and regulations in any of the TN counties, I'm pretty sure. I live in Knoxville and it is pretty laid back about such stuff. I even have a business here and things are very smooth sailing.

Do you people need jobs? That would be the big concern.

In some of the really rural areas, such as Cocke, you have to be careful to not step on toes. There can be some mighty interesting things that go on in rural Tennessee. You look around the wrong tree and you could find problems. I'm originally from up north, too, and I've never seen such a place where rural can have as much of a criminal element as inner city. It can get weird.
Here's a perfect example, and this is in no way meant to point out this county. There are plenty just like it.

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Major law enforcement operation underway in Union County | wbir.com
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy,Earth,Northern Hemisphere,North America,USA,Pennsyltucky
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Check out this thread, for real off grid living.

Non Electric Homestead McMinn County

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Old 05-30-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Cool, thanks for all the info you guys! =) Hmmm that is interesting about the meth labs and moonshiners...I guess I wouldn't be too thrilled about being near a meth lab, but if we live on 20+ acres of land its not like we'll really have to see much of our neighbors if we don't want to. =P And I have nothing against moonshiners..I agree with Capt. Dan! =)
So, does anyone know of any good websites or real estate agents that would help me find inexpensive, off-grid land in TN? Deleted We really don't have any money saved up yet (we're both only a couple years out of college) but we want to get this started as soon as possible, and not have to spend years and years saving up to buy our land and build our earthship.

Last edited by Beretta; 05-30-2011 at 09:06 PM.. Reason: please, no mentioning commercial real estate sites
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Default Building Codes

There are no building codes in Overton County except for electical and septic tanks.
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